3v2 Overload Situation

  • Organisation

    • 4 mini-goals

    • 8 cones (4 red cones, 4 yellow (smaller) cones

  • Process

    The player outside of the field starts the game by playing the first pass.

    A 3v2 game will be played onto mini-goals.

    As soon as the ball is out of bounds or a team scores a goal, the opposition team themselves will have an additional player and play in a 3v2 sequence.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Use the additional player advantage for quick combinations and fast dribbling

    • Switching between teams should happen quickly

    • Defenders defend the zone, they don't mark man-to-man.

Training Set

Main point


20 min


U13, U12


One touch passes, Wall passes, Dribbling


One on one, Quick transitioning (defense to offense), Quick transitioning (offense to defense), Man down/Man up

Training Organization

Number of Players

8 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders


Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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